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  • The Kremlin Conspiracy

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770

Everything he learned to protect the president, he must use to take out theirs. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding thriller

  • By DIANE M TINKLE on 03-12-18

Bad ending

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Needs an editor. Too much time getting to the point.
Slow start.
Book just ends like the author had reached the time limit.

  • Back Blast

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,667

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent GRAY MAN book - I can't wait for more...

  • By shelley on 02-17-16

Meh...Plot is drawn out. Reader misses words

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I like the theme and premise of the Gray Man books but the plot is overly drawn out in each. Drop the news media angle in this one for example. Reader is overly dramatic and breathy. Jay Snyder does all these books and did the last Coes book too so many readers and authors must find him to be good, but I think he misses a lot of pronunciations of foreign words and places. His accents are fine but I think the lack of cultural literacy gets in the way. I will keep at them but when Phillip Kerr, Daniel SIlva, or Alex Berenson write a book these get pushed to the wish list until I get more desperate.

  • Dead Silence

  • Doc Ford Series
  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Winter in New York City: Amid sleet and snow, Doc Ford is at the Explorers Club with his new friend, former (and maybe current) British agent Sir James Montbard, researching a jungle expedition, and awaiting the arrival of an attractive U.S. senator with whom Ford has become more than friendly.Her car pulls up, she starts to get out, and the unthinkable happens: an assassination attempt right before their eyes. Ford engages, critically injuring one of the attackers, but the senator vanishes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like a DOC out of water

  • By Bonsccfl on 04-22-09

My favorite Doc book. More modern spy than b4

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I did not read all the early books but picked these because George reads them. I was very pleased with this one and liked that we are seeing some of Doc's skills from his first life.
I prefer a spy novel to a detective novel and this was in the middle more than the other ones.
I have three in the series now and will listen to almost anything George reads except American Gods.

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,863

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book

  • By Suzn F on 07-21-13

Written with teen girls in mind I think but A+

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

You have to read this book if you like great audio books. This is an emotional and brave story of a young women who fought to try to stop the Germans in WWII.
I was cheering for her and laughed out loud at some of her rants and slams of her captors.
It's a sad story but funny and important. So glad young readers will perhaps start here and then try to learn more about the war. So much better than another Vampire book!

  • The Unlikely Spy

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

"In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agents imaginable - including a history professor named Alfred Vicary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unlikely Spy

  • By Margaret on 12-14-09

Fun WWII spy story that ranks with the best.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Silva should do more of these. It ends fast like some of the Jack Higgins books but it's fine.
Most of the story was really well written and told. Narrator was very good. It feels like an old fashioned book that could be made in to a 1940s movie. Really liked it!

  • Journey into Fear

  • By: Eric Ambler
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

It is 1940, and Mr Graham, a quietly-spoken engineer and arms expert, has just finished high-level talks with the Turkish government. And now somebody wants him dead. The previous night, three shots were fired at him as he stepped into his hotel room, so, terrified, he escapes in secret on a passenger steamer from Istanbul. As he journeys home he enters a nightmarish world where friend and foe are indistinguishable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic that continues to please.

  • By Leon Miller on 03-07-16

Ambler is great. These little books rock!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Noir spy novels that set the bar high. Succinct plots and interesting characters. Well read books that keep my attention and teach me about good writing and a little history too.

  • Black Cross

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

It is January 1944 - and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good WW II yarn

  • By Old Hippy on 04-24-10

Very good WWII spy thriller for adults

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Loved the story and careful research and planning that went into this fictional mission story of WWII. A modern take on Alistair MacLean style books with better editing and a better reading than those on audible right now. I really liked this book. Spandau Phoenix is good too.

  • Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED A CIGARETTE!

  • By David on 07-30-13

Good story with solid reader.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Good story telling and a solid hero. Not too much over the top grunt nonsense.
If you like military books then these are some of the better ones. Reader does a really nice job and I cared about the filler free plot and characters.

  • Hell Is Empty

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

  • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

Best of the set for me.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Perfectly written and read. All the classic struggles are here but the elements make the difference in this one. Keep it up Mr. Johnson

  • An Obvious Fact

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No brainer. Use the credit.

  • By Boysmom on 09-19-16

Pretty good but payback is coming in the next one!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Walt is a standby. Always a different adventure but the characters and the reader are consistent. Feel like I know these folks. Henry Standing Bear is so much fun in this one.
Love to find something else I like this much.